The 11 Day Power Play Cancer Resource Center is located on the first floor of the main hospital by the tower elevators, near the Sunflower Café.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.
Telephone: 716-845-8659 (Option 1)
A place where patients and their families can find information, support, comfort and connection throughout their cancer journeys.
11 ways we can help
- A warm welcome and personalized introduction to Roswell Park and all the services available to patients and their loved ones.
- Patient education from Roswell Park experts and trusted national cancer organizations.
- Connection to Roswell Park's many support services.
- Educational classes, including chemotherapy/infusion and radiation orientations, as well as our Meet the Expert series.
- Lending library of cancer-specific and integrative care books for adults and children, plus Playaway® audiobooks. We also offer DVD players, DVDs, laptops, iPads, and phone chargers.
- Comfort items, such as hand-knit blankets, seasonal hats and port pillows.
- Information about wellness activities taking place on campus and in the community.
- Support, guidance and a listening ear from diagnosis through survivorship in our private consultation rooms.
- Resource Center self-care information and sessions to manage treatment side effects. Sessions include oncology massage, meditation and breathwork, as well as eyebrow and skin care classes, and more.
- A private space to ask your most personal questions relating to your care.
- Elevate Salon and our complimentary Wig and Head Covering Program for those experiencing hair loss due to their cancer diagnosis.
Highlights of our programs
Learn about our complimentary Wig and Head Covering program that includes consultation and fittings with our professional staff and volunteers as well as an opportunity to browse our catalog of options.
In our new Elevate Salon, New York State-licensed stylists offer pretreatment haircuts, wig styling, trim or shaping, head shaves, and hair donation haircuts (patients only). Stylist appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, please call us at 716-845-8659.
Enhance your appearance and boost your self-esteem while you’re undergoing cancer treatment. Workshops demonstrate beauty techniques — skin care, makeup, and nail care, as well as how to use wigs, scarves, hats, hairpieces and other accessories — to help you face your diagnosis with greater confidence.
Learn what to expect and get connected with information, tools and resources to ease the burden of treatment and side effects. We offer these one-on-one orientations to all our patients undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion treatments, and their families and caregivers.
Newly diagnosed patients often wish they had someone to talk to who has been in their shoes. Our Cancer Coach program matches patients with a coach based on their diagnosis, cancer stage, gender and/or age. Cancer Coaches are trained and dedicated volunteers who provide comfort, support and practical information (they do not provide medical advice).
Patients and their caregivers are invited to experience relaxation and comfort during a 10-minute chair massage with a trained oncology massage therapist. Contact the Resource Center at 716-845-8659 for dates and times this service is offered.